Here are some common questions about the Ann Arbor Bi Bim Bop (a2b3) lunch group, with answers.
1. What is a2b3?
The Ann Arbor Bi Bim Bop lunch group (a2b3) is a group of people organized by Edward Vielmetti who meet for lunch on Thursdays in Ann Arbor at Eastern Accents.
2. Who comes to a2b3 meetings?
The county clerk, candidates for county commissioner, graphic artists, designers, programmers, community organizers, techies, reporters, project managers, grief counselors, Wayne State University library school students, market researchers, Google Adwords and Google Analytics experts, bloggers, University of Michigan graduate and undergraduate students, people looking to hire, people looking for work, contractors offering and looking for contract work, and whoever shows up.
3. When are a2b3 meetings?
Every Thursday. We start to pull tables together at about 11:30am, and the group is usually starting to break up by 1:15pm.
4. Where does a2b3 meet?
Eastern Accents is on Fourth Avenue in downtown Ann Arbor between Liberty and Washington St, across from Aunt Agatha's. Parking nearby is at the Fourth and Washington structure and sometimes street parking on Washington. The AATA's Blake Transit Center is one block south if you are taking the bus.
5. Why a2b3?
a2 is Ann Arbor; b3 is bi bim bop, a Korean dish with a bowl of rice topped with vegetables, beef or tofu, and a fried egg. There are at least fifteen restaurants in Ann Arbor that serve bi bim bop; the first few months of a2b3 were organized around finding a good permanent home for the group. We settled on Eastern Accents downtown for the location and the ambiance and the ease of handling a group our size, and also because its menu includes more Asian lunch dishes like pineapple chicken, kim bop (Korean style sushi), tea, and buns (mmm, bacon and onion bun; mmm, red bean bun).
The best city-wide guide to bi bim bop is on Arborwiki's bi bim bop page.